Dear Santa

Milan surprised at the beginning of the season, and again in the last two fixtures, with a win vs. Napoli and a draw with second place Roma. So we go into the holidays in seventh place, but only two points behind third place. These results have people dreaming of more than just sugarplums, but will Santa deliver the goods this Christmas for Milan fans? And if so, what exactly is it that he is supposed to deliver? What part of this season is fantasy and what part of it is reality? With pleas to Santa and coming off of a surprise result, Milanisti everywhere have plenty to talk about this Christmas break.

My guest this time was Dave, the Milanista, comedian, teacher, new father, and former Bodega clerk of the fabulous @DaveLambComedy Twitter account. In his spare time, he writes the amazing game previews on pdacquaviva.com. For this holiday podcast, we talked about: 

• News of the Week: Goal line technology, territorial discrimination, budget deficit, Happy 115th Milan 

• Season to Date: Update on the season

• Marketing vs. Football: also known as Barbara vs. Galliani

• Dear Santa: The most depressing fan wish list ever

• Coming Up: What’s up next

Thanks again to Dave for taking time out of his busy holiday schedule to chat. He is definitely underfollowed on Twitter, so help us change that by following him @DaveLambComedy. Also read his match previews on pdacquaviva.com for a fantastic read every time.

 

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_45.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 5:16am PDT

Since the last podcast, Milan produced a draw, a win, and then a loss, and have two big games looming before the end of the calendar year. We are still in search of consistency, and waiting for this team to make the San Siro a fortress again. The fans seem to be coming back, but will the team be able to soldier up and make other teams fear Milan at home? We discuss where the team is at now and some promising news for the future.

Joining me this time to chat was the world traveler Derwuin. Having just come back from a trip to Milano for the Derby, we had lots to talk about. Follow him on Twitter @D_Mendez3 and be sure to check out his pics from his trip in his timeline, in this post or in this comment section. This time we chatted about:

• News of the Week: Shirt sponsor extended, new stadium news, the quest for goal line technology

• Season to Date: Update on the season

 

• Derby della Madnonnina: A first person report from the San Siro

 

• In Search of Defense: We discuss the defensive problems and individual players that leave us scratching our heads after each match

 

• Coming Up: What’s up next

Thanks again to Derwuin for the podcast and for sharing his Milan adventures. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @D_Mendez3. Be sure to check out his pics from his trip in his timeline, in this post or in this comment section.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_44.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 5:06am PDT

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